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Sebastopol, California
Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a place! The setting is romantic, and the campground comes to feel like a real home away from home, and a hobbit village! The coral reefs just offshore are really great snorkeling, and the weather is warm and in the wind shadow so the waters are often calm here when they are choppy elsewhere... My advice: if you're going...

Thank Lovejoy2012
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

The couple who manage the camp were very helpful and flexible and we really appreciated that. They stressed that this is a family-friendly place and people are expected to respect quiet hours and indeed it turned out to be a very quiet campground. At least, the people were quiet. It is right next to the highway so you have to...

Thank Paul R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to camp on our trip to maui, and it was an awesome experience!!! i had read some mixed reviews, but i was pleasantly surprised. no problems at all!!! we were placed near the ocean, yesssssssssssssss, and it was easy getting in and out of. remember to bring flashlights!!!! the bathrooms were clean, and they have lights in the...

Thank Amandags3
Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for 3 nights. Check in was pretty smooth, though we weren't quite sure what to do when we got there and they were closed from 11-1. A note would be nice. The sites were close together, but lovely and shady. Beach view was lovely at sunrise, and the few steps to get to the beach to snorkel...

Thank DeAnna M
Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I had just come from tent camping at the waianapanapa state park campground so this place was pure luxury! We rented a tentalow for two nights and it was perfect! They provide a sheet for the mattress,a blanket, pillowcase, pillow, bath towel and facecloth. There is a big wood lockable box with a safe inside (bring your...

Thank Seebs8
San Diego, California
Reviewed 21 December 2016

We stayed here yet again... I think this was stay #8 over the years? We went for the tentalow this time, which was a good choice with some storms and big wind coming through. I've mentioned the pros (and cons) of Olowalu over the years, so here's the latest: - tons more tentalows going in, so it will be interesting...

2Thank KayClifton
Reviewed 18 December 2016

We camped in our own tent at Olowalu for four nights. The location is wonderful -- further off the highway than the nearby state campground, right beside the beach, and with a juice truck, fruit stand, convenience store, and restaurant (with excellent coffee) across the highway from the entrance. Marjorie, the camp attendant we dealt with most often, is one...

1Thank Leeenn
Reviewed 26 November 2016

I stayed in one of the tentalows. It's Maui's best kept secret. I had two nights at the Hyatt mid week because the tentalow was booked and I could not wait to return to the private tentalow on the private beach. My favorite was the private outdoor shower with hot water. The resident manager was helpful and nice. Can't wait...

1Thank Heather W
Canmore, Canada
Reviewed 18 November 2016

Camping at Olowalu has a lot going for it, and while this lovely location has potential to be a perfect seaside getaway it ultimately comes up short. They are in the midst of major site development, which could lead to significant improvements; however, we had some issues with this provider. Our main concern about sanitary health, shared by other patrons,...

4Thank Dr David L
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

I cannot begin to tell you how amazing this place is! Maui is such a touristic Island that sometimes it feels like you cant scape the flamingo pictures and resort restaurants. If you're looking for something unique, and something that makes you feel like you're exploring the real Maui, definitely stay at this camp! The tentallows are perfect. Each bed...

1Thank Carol P

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  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Camp Olowalu is an affordable alternative to hotels while being even closer to nature. Visiting this rustic retreat is like visiting Hawaii the way it used to be - a peaceful and fun tropical paradise year-round. Experience some of the best whale watching, snorkeling, and kayaking Maui has to offer right off our beachfront property. Hike multiple nearby trails and discover the traces of ancient Hawaii. Adventure is waiting for you right outside your camping grounds. We offer our cabins for group events and tentalows and the camp sites for individuals ... more   less 

Additional Information about Camp Olowalu

Address: 800 Olowalu Village Rd, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-9702
Region: United States > Hawaii > Maui > Lahaina
Number of rooms: 50
Also Known As:
Camp Olowalu Hotel Lahaina
Camp Olowalu Maui/Lahaina
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“the oceanfront sites are epic, but sometimes flood - so I also like #2 ..”
 of 5 bubbles Lovejoy2012, 18 Feb 2017 | Read review
“ask to camp next to the ocean”
 of 5 bubbles Amandags3, 1 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Tent site #33 by the beach!! Bring hand sanitizer & soap; large, tough tarp to prevent tent puncture from Kiawe thorn.”
 of 5 bubbles drdavidl2014, 17 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Remember to bring bug dope (organic) and flashlights!”
 of 5 bubbles jeanim2016, 15 Oct 2016 | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles kimcL6961NN, 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
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